Selfless Snaps: Rupert Grint Trades His Wand for a Golf Club at Charity Event

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The last time most of us saw Rupert Grint he was waving a wand and helping to defeat the Dark Lord. This weekend, the Brit was seen swapping his wand for a golf club — and for a good cause, too!

The “Harry Potter” star attended the the Affinity Real Estate Shooting Stars Benefit. And Grint wasn’t the only former wizard in attendance. Actors and former Weasley brothers James and Oliver Phelps also hit the course for a good cause. The charity golf tournament was hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, and the “Django Unchained” star had a pretty big reason to be invested in such a great cause. This year’s event helped raise money for a cause close to the actor’s heart: Alzheimer’s research. His mother passed away from the disease last year. Also, his grandfather, grandmother and aunt were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, too. “I guess it’s a genetic thing, and I may need the benefit of this research at some point,” he said.

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The proceeds from the star-studded benefit will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, which is the world’s “leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.” The organization works to help the more than 5 million Americans who are living with the disease.

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